Defense IT

Ultra-high-speed chip could make the spectrum feel less crowded

DARPA's analog-to-digital converter can analyze large swaths of the electromagnetic spectrum, keeping systems alter to jamming and other interference.

Army building an airfield for drone training

The site next to the National Training Center in California will accommodate training on the Gray Eagle ISR aircraft.

Air Force takes open approach to upgrading its network

The service is adopting open standards via contracts to keep its infrastructure refreshed.

Orbital ATK, SpaceX to develop prototype rocket engines

The Air Force shores up its effort to get a next-generation booster off the ground.

Software could expose the identity of hackers

Researchers working with ARL use "stlyometry" to sniff out the stylistic fingerprints of code writers.

Air Force looks to 're-define' ISR sensor suites

In a solicitation, the service said it is looking for ISR sensors that are capable of detecting targets obscured by natural or man-made means.

The Air Force wants to add sense and avoid technology to RPAs such as the Predator.

Air Force wants sense and avoid technology for large drones

The service is looking for sense and avoid technology for aircraft such as the Predator and Global Hawk that could also be transitioned to smaller drones.

Service leaders call for more focus on electronic warfare training

EW division chiefs from the military services tell a congressional panel the U.S. needs to keep up with nations such as Russia and China.